The original French 75 drink was created at Harry's New York Bar in Paris, France during WWI. The original version had a powerful kick, like a French 75 mm artillery gun. The version here uses less gin. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Sprinkle a thin layer of sugar on a plate. Moisten the rim of a chilled champagne flute with water; hold glass upside down and dip rim into sugar.
Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add gin, confectioners' sugar and lemon juice; cover and shake until condensation forms on outside of shaker, 10-15 seconds. Strain into prepared flute; top with champagne.